CW Picks Up ‘Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ for Full Seasons

‘Flash’ was highest debut since 2009
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The CW has given out full season orders to its two freshman series The Flash and Jane the Virgin, the network said Tuesday.

A spinoff of Arrow, The Flash debuted to The CW’s second-highest numbers in its history among the adults 18-49 demo (1.9) and total viewers 4.83 million, only topped by The Vampire Diaries in 2009. With three days of DVR playback added, The Flash passed Vampire Diaries as the most-watched debut in CW history with 6.1 million viewers.

The pickup of The Flash continues a strong season for Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment business. Last week Fox picked up Gotham for a full season; NBC premieres Constantine on Friday.

Jane the Virgin meanwhile, doubled the Monday 9 p.m. time slot from last year in its premiere with a 0.6 rating in the demo and 1.6 million total viewers.

The CW will debut its other two new dramas this season in The Messengers and iZombie at midseason.